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1 Seniors / Parents School Year Principal - Mr. Austin Brown Senior Principal - Mr. William White Counselors: Mrs. Kathy Terry A – D Mrs. Judy Statham E – K Mrs. Cindy Lloyd L - R Ms. Kim Ethridge S - Z Office of Student Services: Registrar: Mrs. Michele Stewart Secretary: Mrs. Jennifer Richmond WELCOME

2 TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION SENIOR CLASS MEETINGS GPA / CLASS RANK TRANSCRIPTS ACT CHOOSING A COLLEGE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS COLLEGE FAIR SCHOLARSHIPS MTAG / MESG FAFSA

3 Senior Class Meetings SEPTEMBER 10 – Activity Period OCTOBER 15 – Activity Period NOVEMBER 26 – Activity Period JANUARY 30 – Activity Period

4 GPA / RANK GPA (Grade Point Average) The week after Labor Day This GPA will include grades from 8 th grade, if a Carnegie unit was received, and 9 th – 11 th grades. CLASS RANK Sometimes a scholarship be limited to students who fall within the top 5% or 10% of their graduating class. Sunshine, Suzy GPA 4.0 / Rank 1/425

5 Six semester transcripts will be available for seniors by mid-September. Included will be courses, grades and credits for each semester of high school GPA (reflecting 6 semesters) Class Rank ACT Scores TRANSCRIPTS

6 TRANSCRIPTS (CONTD) Transcripts will be reprinted during the first couple of weeks in January to reflect first semester grades and any change in GPA/Rank as a result of the additional grades. A new GPA / Class Rank label will be provided to each student The new GPA/ Class Rank will be included on this copy of the transcript Updated ACT scores will also be added to the transcript. You can mail in an application without a transcript.

7 How Do I Get a Transcript? ! ? FAX: Attn: Michele Stewart PREFERRED METHOD: Come to Student Services, sign clipboard OR Remember: Mrs. Stewart will need : Name of College/University Signature (unless ed) May be picked up in Student Services or mailed by Std. Serv.

8 ACT If your child has not taken the ACT, he/she should take it during first semester of senior year. MCHS will NOT be a test center site this year.

9 CHOOSING A COLLEGE College Visits Seniors are allowed two college visits during the year. These will be considered school-related absences. Procedure: Obtain a College Visitation form from Student Services. The form must be turned in to the counselor a minimum of 7 days prior to the visit. Upon return to campus, students must give counselor verification from the college/university. It should be on letterhead, signed and dated.

10 COLLEGE APPLICATIONS By the first of October, students should have their college choices narrowed to five or less. Download application from the colleges website. Common Application – can be completed online at and send copies to any of the universities that accept it. Terms to be familiar with include: Early Action – not binding Early Decision – binding – may apply to only one early decision college Applications should be mailed no later than December 1

11 MCHS COLLEGE FAIR Tuesday, September 25 6:30 UNTIL 8 pm IN THE CAFETORIUM Colleges from around the area will be here to give out information and answer all of your questions.

12 SCHOLARSHIPS ACT – determined by composite score MERIT BASED – may be scholarship or grant and are based on a students academic, athletic, artistic ability or other skills NEED BASED – based on familys income in relation to the expected cost of attending a college COMMUNITY SERVICE PRIVATE COMPANIES/ ORGANIZATIONS A financial award that doesnt have to be repaid and is based upon specific accomplishment and/or situations. Remember that college apps have a checkbox on the application that will indicate your wish to be considered for any possible scholarship.

13 HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS ? Student Services webpage MCTV announcements JAG TALES Internet Search Engines ESF – Educational Services Foundation is located on Lakeland Drive…free service It is not necessary to pay for scholarship searches. There are plenty free ones!!

14 CLICK ON: Student Services CLICK ON: Scholarships and other specific links listed on the left of the screen.

15 MADISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION MAY 25, 2013


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